Gita Wirjawan, founder and chairman of Ancora Group and former Indonesian trade minister, says Southeast Asia has to be ready for the Fed's path of normalization over the next few years.» Read More
Foreign direct investment in Indonesia surged 21 percent in the second quarter of 2011 from a year earlier, as strong commodity prices attracted investors into the mining sector in the world's top exporter of thermal coal and tin.
Indonesia's rupiah is on a roll and high frequency traders are on the prowl. Time for your FX Fix.
Food prices are prices are falling in India and some other Asian countries. Staples such as tomatoes and potatoes, which peaked earlier in the year and caused great stress to poorer families, have seen prices moderate in recent weeks. The FT reports.
Ben Bernanke acknowledged on Tuesday that the U.S. economic recovery is fragile, but he didn't hint at any further monetary stimulus. One strategist says investors should be prepared for a period of 'slowflation': slow growth accompanied by high inflation.
This week will be chockablock with central bank meetings. Here's how to trade them.
The rising labor costs for companies that supply Chinese goods to the West may result in higher consumer prices. The NYT reports.
Money is continuing to pour into emerging market bond funds, subduing the cost of borrowing for developing countries and underlining the shift in economic power away from the western heavyweights of the financial system. The FT reports.
Rising oil prices have created concerns about the cost of fuel subsidies across the region. Although these costs will increase, it is important to make distinctions based on each government’s ability to absorb the higher costs.
The dollar is in the dumps, the euro is flying high, and high-speed traders are on the loose. Time for your daily FX Fix.
Sotheby’s and Christie’s Spring auctions in Hong Kong are seen as a barometer of Asia’s art market. Click to view Asia’s most expensive paintings sold via the two auction houses over the past year.
Citigroup has been barred from selling wealth management services to new clients in Indonesia after allegations that a long-time employee stole millions of dollars from customers of its premium retail bank. The FT Reports.
A selloff may be likely ahead of the end to the Fed's QE2, growth outside the U.S. will lead and technological in health care will attract investors.
Indonesia has scaled back its listing plans for state-owned companies this year, reflecting reduced investor appetite for emerging markets and wariness after last month’s disappointing stock market debut of Garuda, the national carrier. The FT reports.
The safe-haven Swiss franc touched record levels, but Asian currencies are broadly lower over worries about oil prices and supply. Your daily FX Fix, right here.
Emerging markets in Asia are off to a rocky start this year. Fears of rising inflation and further monetary tightening have led to an outflow of foreign funds. Yet so far, fund managers in Asia are playing a game of wait and see.
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The strategist known for coining 'BRICs' shares his insight for the next batch of "growing economies" in 2011.